Proverbs 26:11

“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As a dogge returneth to his vomite: so a foole returneth to his folly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As a dog that returneth to his vomit, `So is' a fool that repeateth his folly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.
- Basic English Bible

As a dog turneth back to its vomit, [so] a fool repeateth his folly.
- Darby Bible

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
- Webster's Bible

As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.
- World English Bible

As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 26:11

  • Tara lambert for verse 11
    This verse is so true!! As much as I try too not repeat the same sin over and over again, knowing what the outcome will be. I still return too it. Does anyone else have this problem?? An answer to why I keep doing this?? I love God with all my heart and hate letting him down and i know right from wrong but i still keep doing that stupid sin darn it! So to me this verse is so true about me . It's like God wrote it just to me...
  • Don't return to your folly after the Lord has delivered you there will be no change
  • Direct and straight to the point, that anyone who want to progress in life should desire not to be like a dog, but eager to change his her ways by the grace of the Lord Jesus

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